The History of Doughnuts
Four score seven years ago...Wait, doughnuts have been around longer than eighty-seven years ago. In fact they all started in colonial America. Why don't we ask the doughnut man!!!
(Click on doughnut man to hear his theme song)
Q: Doughnut Man, were you around when doughnuts were around?
A: The first doughnuts were made in 1847 by Hanson Gregory at the age of 15. It was seventy years after the American Revolution, not that I'm that old. The American Civil War was still coming. There was more time on people's hands, because there were no wars. A lot of city people just sat around and twiddled their thumbs except for Hanson's mom. Day in and day out she baked cakes.
Q: How did Hason think of the doughnuts?
A: Hanson ate these little cakes many a day; they were always soggy in the middle. He asked his mom to cut the center of the the fried cake. She decided to do that to all of the fried cakes and people actually liked them. That's how doughnuts were invented. I guess you could say they were made accidently.
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